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novel by H. G. Wells

The First Men in the Moon

Release Date 1901
Released117 years (approx) ago
The First Men in the Moon
The First Men in the Moon
Frontispiece of H. G. Wells' The First Men in the Moon, 1st hardcover edition, published by George Newnes in 1901. Caption: "I was progressing in great leaps and bounds"

About The First Men in the Moon

The First Men in the Moon is a scientific romance by the English author H. G. Wells, originally serialised in The Strand Magazine from December 1900 to August 1901 and published in hardcover in 1901, who called it one of his "fantastic stories". The novel tells the story of a journey to the moon undertaken by the two protagonists, a businessman narrator, Mr. Bedford, and an eccentric scientist, Mr. Cavor. Bedford and Cavor discover that the moon is inhabited by a sophisticated extraterrestrial civilization of insect-like creatures they call "Selenites".